Environment and Climate Justice

The Diocese of Bristol is committed to addressing the environmental challenges that our community faces and in November 2019 declared a climate emergency. As part of this the Diocese is working towards achieving a net zero carbon position by 2030.

Climate change may be the most serious issue ever faced by human communities. All forms of life across the planet are threatened and the poorest nations are set to suffer most, that's why this is a justice issue.

Resources for your church:

Season of Creation - 1 September to 4 October marks the Season of Creation, a chance for us to pray for God’s world and all life upon it. As we aim for net zero emissions, all churches are encouraged to focus one Sunday in September on the environment.

Christian guide to environmental issues - this book by Margot and Martin Hodgson is a great small group course to help your church explore practical ways to engage with environmental concerns.

For creed and creation: a guide to a greener church - a simple, practical guide to greening your church. 

Climate change and the church - a young persons perspective - a blog from Sophie Mitchell, Church of England Youth Council Representative and Bristol churchgoer

Diocesan Environment and Climate Justice Policy - behind this the Diocesan Board of Finance has adopted a full implementation plan and parishes are encouraged to consider how the policy can be implemented locally.

Latest environment news from the Diocese - access all recent environment-related stories from across the diocese. If you have a story to share, please contact Clare Fussell 

Latest initiatives:

EcoChurch Awards Scheme
Register today to start your church's journey towards an Eco Church award, and access materials to help you along the way
Open EcoChurch Awards Scheme